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Moderate candidate in Iran's presidential election concedes loss to hard-line judiciary chief in Instagram post

Jun. 19, 2021 01:37 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Moderate candidate in Iran's presidential election concedes loss to hard-line judiciary chief in Instagram post.

Bloomington bookstore survives pandemic, toasts 50th year

Jun. 19, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Caveat Emptor is full of stories. About 40,000 carefully vetted books line the shelves inside the used and rare bookstore at 112 N. Walnut St. But after surviving five decades through multiple location changes, a rise in...

Denied by Swiss court, Houlihan not in lineup at trials

Jun. 18, 2021 20:27 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Shelby Houlihan's quest to overturn her doping suspension in time to run at this year's Olympic trials is over. Houlihan's request for an emergency injunction from Switzerland's highest court was turned down Friday because the court didn't have the...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jun. 18, 2021 12:07 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Brain waves not a...

Mexico conservatives to sue over gay pride Twitter hacking

Jun. 18, 2021 11:57 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A socially conservative Mexican political party is threatening legal action Friday after someone hacked the Solidarity Encounter Party’s Twitter account and posted the gay pride banner and the slogan “Love is Love.” The party, whose slogan is...

Utah student with Down syndrome left out, school criticized

Jun. 17, 2021 20:33 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A middle school cheerleading program in Utah has received criticism after a student with Down syndrome, who was working as the team manager, was excluded from an official team portrait this year. Shoreline Junior High School's cheerleading squad...

Nadal, Osaka both out for Wimbledon; she'll go to Olympics

Jun. 17, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

Rafael Nadal and Naomi Osaka are sitting out Wimbledon, leaving the oldest Grand Slam tennis tournament without two of the sport's biggest stars as it returns after being canceled last year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Nadal, a two-time champion at the All England...

Biden elevates energetic critic of Big Tech as top regulator

Jun. 17, 2021 13:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday installed an energetic critic of Big Tech as a top federal regulator at a time when the industry is under intense pressure from Congress, regulators and state attorneys general. The selection of legal scholar Lina Khan...

Resident: Junta burns Myanmar village in escalating violence

Jun. 17, 2021 00:17 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Government troops have burned most of a village in Myanmar's heartland, a resident said Wednesday, confirming reports by independent media and on social networks. The action appeared to be an attempt to suppress resistance against the ruling military junta. ...

Retiring Kentucky lawmaker scoffs at congressman's criticism

Jun. 16, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky state Sen. Paul Hornback, a prominent voice on farming as a committee chairman, said Wednesday that he won't seek another term in 2022 but downplayed blistering criticism he received from a fellow Republican, U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie. ...